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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Naval History
Ayres, Waldemar A., 1909- ((inventor))
Dates:
1954-1974
Size:
3.3 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0077
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection deals primarily with Ayres' artificial gill underwater breathing equipment project. Includes correspondence (1956-1971), personal papers, three boxes of research notes, documentation of the success of the invention, and subsequent patents and patent litigation; also publicity for the artificial gill, items from Ayres' other projects, and...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1912-1965, 1990 and undated
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-097
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that primarily document Naval Division, Department of Armed Forces History, planning for the Hall of Naval History in the Museum of History and Technology; Division of History exhibition plans for naval artifacts in the Arts and Industries Building and the United States National Museum; and one file of r...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Roess, Harold R.D. (radio engineer)
Dates:
circa 1920-1964
Size:
2 Cubic feet (6 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0048
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

These papers document the career and interests of Roess, especially radio rebroadcasting stations, radio navigation, radar, antennas, Naval Research Laboratory projects, and radio broadcasting. Includes blueprints, schematics, technical literature, reprints, manuals, photographs, correspondence, and notes.

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
Hyde Windlass Company
Dates:
circa 1895-1950
Size:
2 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0239
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The Hyde Windlass Company was founded in 1895 for the manufacture of deck machinery. Growing interest in marine transportation and the necessity for it because of wars increased the company's size enabling it to design and manufacture a larger variety of products from propellers and marine fittings to other heavy machine assemblies.

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Creators:
Lundeberg, Philip K., interviewee
Dates:
2000, 2002
Size:
6 audiotapes (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9598
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Darnell, Victor
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry
Dates:
undated
1908-1913
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1018
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs of bridge construction projects collected by Victor Darnell was an early student of civil engineering and a pioneering civil engineer.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
circa 1965-1994
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-006
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the records of Joseph M. Young, former Museum Specialist for the Division of Historic Archeology, circa 1969-1973; Division of Naval History, 1973-1984; and the Division of Armed Forces History, 1984-1994. These records primarily consist of memoranda and correspondence documenting Youngs' work on the Flag Collection ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
1926-1930, 1954-1988
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 383
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records include correspondence and memoranda documenting research activities, planning exhibitions for the Hall of Naval History, construction of ship models such as the USS Constitution, arrangements for acquiring the gunboat Philadelphia, studies of the submarine Nautilus and the Sperry Gyro-compass, presentation in 1965 of Sir Fr...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Armed Forces History
Dates:
1947-1992
Size:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records produced and/or maintained by Harold D. Langley, which date from when he was Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History, 1984- , and the Division of Naval History, prior to 1984. The records consist of correspondence documenting Langley's preparations for the research and eventual publication of So ...

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Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Electricity and Modern Physics
Nicholson, James H., 1897-
Dates:
1920-1970.
Size:
0.66 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Correspondence, photographs, audio tapes and other documents relating to James H. Nicholson's career in radio, both as a long-time amateur operator and in his career in the U.S. Navy in both world wars and civilian government employment before and after World War II; Nicholson's autobiography; reminiscences by his daughter; and publications of amat...

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